As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Samsung L201 is also often compared to super zooms, waterproofs, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and compacts. The Samsung L201's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the ST150F and the WB800F) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX60 HS and the EOS Digital Rebel XS)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is older (july 2008 vs january 2010) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
4 years newer
$157

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and L201

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix J20

Fujifilm FinePix J20
similar age

Significant advantages of the J20 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the J20 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the J20 and L201

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
1 year newer
$139

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and L201

  • None found

Samsung L210

Samsung L210
6 months older

Significant advantages of the L210 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L210 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the L210 and L201

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs professional size (125×84×102 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 4") and is significantly lighter (150 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it has much less zoom (3x vs 65x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 21 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots).

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
4 years newer
$360

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the L201)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 550 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the P520 and L201

  • Light weight: 550 g vs 150 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
6 years newer
$349 - $479

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the L201)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 3x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.5" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and L201

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
4 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L201)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 470 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the L820 and L201

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 150 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.7"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3 vs f/3.9), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs compact (99×68×26 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (july 2008 vs january 2012).

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Fujifilm FinePix XP50
3 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the XP50 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP50 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP50 and L201

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 2.6") and is much lighter (150 g vs 502 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a built-in lens, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
similar age

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L201)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L201)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L201

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 150 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs compact (111×65×22 mm)) and is slightly lighter (150 g vs 218 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 21x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the WB800F (vs the L201)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the WB800F (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×65×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Heavier: 218 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the WB800F and L201

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs compact (92×67×28 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second).

Samsung L730

Samsung L730
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L730 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L730 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the L730 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix L21

Nikon Coolpix L21
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L21 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L21 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (92×67×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)

common strengths of the L21 and L201

  • None found

Samsung SL102

Samsung  SL102
5 months newer
$130

Significant advantages of the SL102 (vs the L201)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SL102 (vs the L201)

  • No built-in flash
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SL102 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×59×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 116 g vs 150 g

Fujifilm FinePix J30

Fujifilm FinePix J30
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the J30 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 32 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the J30 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the J30 and L201

  • Very small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 150 g

Casio QV-3EX

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the QV-3EX (vs the L201)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the QV-3EX (vs the L201)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Much worse wide angle: 41 mm vs 35 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the QV-3EX and L201

  • None found